If you drive a car with an automatic transmission, you may want to find out what happens when the transmission starts to fail and how to prepared when it does. Here are 4 signs you should not ignore.
1. Transmission slipping. If you’re experiencing your car changing gears for no apparent reason or your engine is making sudden whining noise, your car could be struggling and will need a professional to inspect and find out where the issue lies.
2. Rough shifts. Your car feels like it is refusing to change gears as it normally does, or shifting gears do not feel smooth. You may also notice your car having difficulty picking up the speed.
3. Delayed engagement. You may see your car reacting a lot longer than normal. If you see a long pause when shifting out of “P” to “D”, and the car revs the engine as you give it gas, this is not a good sign for your car and will need to book an appointment with your local car repair shop.
4. Fluid leak. If you see any leaks coming out of your engine or leak spots on your drive or garage floor, you will notice a bright red light on your dashboard. Do not ignore this as this is a hazard to your car and should be checked right away.
One of the most common mistakes a car owner make is ignoring the warning lights on the dashboard until the car starts to fail on them, which ends up costing them more than it should. Repairing transmission can be as little as $150 but replacing a defective transmission or the entire transmission can add up to $2,500 or more. If you see some of the signs that are listed above, get your car checked as soon as you can. For more information about German AutoSport services, get in touch and contact us at (978) 388-1288